How Much Do Surrogates Make?

July 6, 2022

Posted In: Surrogacy

A surrogate provides a family with a beautiful, priceless gift. It’s only fair to compensate such generosity. For this reason and many others, surrogate mothers receive payment for their remarkable efforts. When looking to help create a family for others, it’s not uncommon or unreasonable to ask, “How much do surrogates get paid?”

Below is a brief look into the average surrogate compensation as well as the answers to “How much do you get paid to be a surrogate?” and other questions related to financial support.

What Someone Can Gain by Becoming a Surrogate

Making the decision to become a surrogate takes careful consideration. There are legal matters, emotional uncertainties and, ultimately, health concerns. Although these are all valid points to weigh, there are also many things that special person stands to gain from the experience.

Primarily, there’s the altruism involved in carrying a baby for someone else. Pregnancy isn’t an easy feat. It takes energy and time. When a woman is willing to make these sacrifices to help make another family whole, something beautiful is accomplished in her selfless gift.

She shouldn’t be asked to give financially as well. As such, her surrogacy-related expenses are generally covered by the intended parents. People often ask, “Do surrogates get paid monthly?” and yes, certain arrangements include a monthly payment meant to cover pregnancy-related costs.

Surrogacy is a legal agreement. It may involve stipulations by each party for specific reimbursements or compensation for items such as:

  • Health insurance (If a new policy is taken out, it is paid by the intended parents)
  • Medical procedures
  • Life insurance
  • Legal expenses
  • Maternity clothing
  • Health care supplies
  • Travel expenses
  • Childcare
  • Lost wages
  • Spousal support

A larger payment is also a benefit of becoming a surrogate. There are several factors that can impact compensation and each case is different. Because of this, there can be a wide range in the amount. For instance, California has a higher demand and, therefore, pay may be higher.

On average, compensation in the U.S. falls between $50,000 to $80,000 depending on pregnancy history and other unique arrangements. What’s more, legal requirements and associated costs can vary state by state. Such variations are often confusing to potential surrogates as they complicate the answer to “How much are surrogates paid?”

Surrogacy Pay With International Surrogacy Center

Here at International Surrogacy Center, our mission is to provide families with the missing piece of their puzzle and to ensure surrogates receive the compensation and support they deserve. If you’re a mother and understand the joy a child can bring to a family, please consider allowing us to take the journey of surrogacy with you.

Wondering how much do surrogate mothers make at ISC? Check out our compensation page for a breakdown on the reimbursement our surrogates receive.

For more information on the process, we also have a handy resource to help you understand what it means to become a surrogate.

If you’re ready to take on this life-changing challenge, you can apply today! It only takes a few minutes, and an ISC team member will reach out to you in a timely manner with more information.

Lastly, as 50% of our staff members have been surrogates themselves, we understand there are a lot of questions that come to mind. Please feel free to get in touch if our process interests you or you have any questions!